Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 22, 2022
Tooele, Stansbury American Legion teams sharpen skills with summer games

Stansbury baseball is fielding three teams this summer with 19U, 17U and 15U squads, while Tooele will have a 17U team and a 15U team.

Stansbury’s 19U team opened with a 9-3 victory at Highland, and then lost eight straight with two losses at Manti and two losses at Minico, Idaho 11-2, 8-3 and a pair of losses in Twins Fall Idaho.

Stansbury 19U features a team loaded with extremely young players so they are gaining tons of experience playing against older more seasoned teams.

The 19u team was set to host Skyline in their next game on Tuesday, June 21.

Tooele 17U hosted Stansbury 17U in a recent game at Dow James. The two teams played again on Monday, Jan. 20 at Stansbury.

In the first game, Ethan Garcia started on the mound for Tooele, and Jaxon Adams for Stansbury.

The Tooele Bears struck first in the bottom of the second for one run.

Craig Hill was hit by a pitch followed by a single to right by Carson Hendrix. Tooele loaded the bases with one out, but Adams was able to get a strikeout for the first out. 

Tanner Ferguson smashed a shot to center for an RBI.  With runners still at first and third, Adams ended the inning with a strikeout.

Stansbury countered with a run in the third inning.

Noah Nunley singled through the infield, advanced to third on a hit-and-run hit by Mason Park, and scored on an RBI single from Adams.

Stansbury gained the lead in the fourth Talan England walked and Ben Powelson came on to run for him. Xavier Johnson struck out but reached first on a passed ball. Nunley followed with an RBI double to score Johnson to make it 3-1. A walk with the bases loaded gave Stanbury a 4-1 lead in the middle of the fourth.

Tooele added a run in the bottom of the fourth. Hendrix reached on an error and advanced to second on an error. He eventually scored on an infield single RBI from Ethan Davies.

Stansbury widened the gap with seven runs in the fifth inning to go ahead 11-2.

Three walks loaded the bases and Elliot Sacre singled to left for two RBIs. That was followed by a sacrifice bunt RBI by Xavier Johnson.

Cooper Clark singled to left for two RBIs, Adams hit a sacrifice grounder, and Matthew Eldridge knocked an RBI single and Stanbury led 11-2

Tooele added a run in the fifth, a run in the sixth, and two more in the seventh to make the final 11-6.

Nunley contributed four hits in the game. He singled in the first, singled in the third, doubled in the fourth and singled in the sixth.

Stansbury tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Powelson led the way with two. 

Stansbury ended up with 11 hits on 11 hits and committed six errors. Tooele scored six runs on nine hits with three errors.

Stansbury 17U’s record was 3-7 heading into Monday’s home game against Tooele.

Tooele 17U defeated Pleasant Grove 7-0 on Wednesday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.

Hendrix worked four innings and allowed only two hits, Adams closed it with three complete innings.

In the first inning, Tooele got their offense started. Dean singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Tooele notched three runs in the third inning with RBI singles from Davis and Adams.

Tooele’s two pitchers scattered 11 hits in the game. Hendrix, Adams, and Davies each collected two hits in the game.

Tooele Legion stole the lead late and defeated Pleasant Grove 10-6 on Thursday.

The game was tied at six with Tooele batting in the bottom of the fifth when Conger doubled on the first pitch of the bat, scoring one run. 

Tooele had 11 hits in the game. Hendrix, Palmer, and Vonhatten all managed two hits in the game.


Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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